Sunday, 30 August 2009

The disappearing pharmacy of Santiago: A cautionary tale


In Santiago is a district called Lastarria, which is a vibrant neighbourhood of cafes, theatres and galleries. There used to be a local pharmacy which serviced the population for generations, providing advice on prescriptions and minor ailments. Then a large discount pharmacy chain opened a branch around the corner. The local customers went to the discount shop for cheaper products. But there were not enough customers to support such a big shop, so it eventually closed down. Now Lastarria has no pharmacies, big or small.

Could this happen in Brunswick?


Thanks to Paola for the photos.